- KCRA-TVReporter, present
Brian Hickey is a general assignment reporter for KCRA 3 News in the morning. While most people are still in bed, Brian is gathering overnight news that will affect viewers for the day to come. During the winter months you'll find Brian hip-deep in snow at Blue Canyon. In the hot summer months Brian takes viewers to the fire lines to update progress on major wild land blazes that threaten homes, traffic, and air quality.
Brian is also the host of the Emmy Award-winning series "Weekend Adventures with Brian Hickey." Brian shares some of his favorite Northern California outdoor activities and hot spots with viewers. You can see his adventure stories at KCRA.com/adventures.
Brian is a fifth-generation Nevadan who never thought he'd leave the Silver State. Before coming to Sacramento, Brian was a reporter and anchor for KTVN in Reno. It was his first job after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in broadcast journalism.
While at UNR Brian served two terms on the school senate and was a skier on the Wolf Pack Ski Team.
Brian followed his wife to Sacramento in 2003, where she completed her residency at the U.C. Davis Medical Center. Their plan was to "escape" back to Reno as soon as she finished. However, good jobs, friends, and all the reasons we love to call Sacramento persuaded the Hickeys to make this home.
They are raising their two daughters in Granite Bay. From Folsom Lake to Lake Tahoe you will find them skiing, biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and wakeboarding.